Playgroup / Nursery 1

Young Sprouts Programme (18 months – 3 years )

Programme_ Young Sprouts _ MAIN PIC

Playgroup

  • 18 months – 2 years
  • Low Teacher-Child Ratio 1:5
    (ECDA Recommended 1:8)


Nursery 1

  • 2 years turning 3
  • Low Teacher-Child Ratio: 1:8
    (ECDA Recommended 1:12)
Areas Example of Activities Examples of Skills and Knowledge
Language and Literacy
Storytime, songs, rhymes, sensorial play, circle time, make-believe play, art and craft, etc.
  • Communication skills

  • Comprehension skills

  • Listening skills

  • Pre-Reading skills

  • Pre-Writing skills

Mathematics Hands-on activities, circle time, math stories, sensorial play, measurement activities, math games, etc.
  • Recognizing numerals

  • Counting

  • Sorting

  • Shapes

  • Patterns

  • Measurement

Inquiry
Storytime, discussions, art and craft, songs, make-believe play, adoption of Interactive Whiteboard Technology across to tap on the benefits of the advanced technology and to cultivate an inquiry mind through research skills.
  • Observation skills

  • Logical thinking skills

  • Gathering information

  • Exploring and Experimenting Knowledge about conservation, cultures, animals, etc.

Chinese Language and Literacy
  • Reading Bee

  • Hui Ben

Storytime, songs, rhymes, sensorial play, circle time, make-believe play, art and craft, etc.
  • Chinese Cultural Appreciation

  • Character Development

  • Communication skills

  • Comprehension skills

  • Listening skills

  • Pre-Reading skills

  • Pre-Writing skills

Chinese Inquiry
Storytime, discussions, art and craft, songs, make-believe play, viewing educational videos online, etc.
  • Observation skills

  • Logical thinking skills

  • Gathering information

  • Exploring and Experimenting Knowledge about conservation, cultures, animals, etc.

Arts
Painting, drawing, exploring musical instruments, dance performances, performing scenes from stories, etc.
  • Aspects of art

  • Aspects of music

  • Musical instruments

  • Movement

  • Performance

  • Fine motor skills

Sports
Water play, sports (e.g., tennis, golf and basketball) for children, etc.
  • Gross motor skills

Self & Social Skill
Life skills learnt and practiced through all the various school activities
Make-believe play, small team projects, big group projects, storytime, songs, etc.
  • Life skills

  • Self-help skills

  • Social skills

  • Emotional skills

  • Understanding Self and Others

Others
  • Excursions

  • Collaborations with parents

  • Collaborations with community

School outings to educational performances, exhibitions and places of interest. Cookery sessions, demonstrations and various projects done in collaboration with parents and the community.
  • Social skills

  • Teamwork skills

  • Interaction with adults